Wireless light switch recall

October 22, 2009 9:05:49 AM PDT
About 1.3 million Handy Switch products, wireless light switches, made in China and distributed by Idea Village Products Corp., because the light switch receiver, which fits into a wall outlet, can overheat and pose a fire hazard to consumers. The company has received 14 reports of overheating, including nine reports of fire. Five of these involved property damage. The recall involves Handy Switch, a white plastic wireless remote light switch with model number KS-080 printed on the back of the receiver. On the front of the receiver is a blue electroluminescent night light.

The product was sold at mass merchandisers and drug store chains nationwide, through television infomercials and the Internet from March 2007 through July 2009. Details: by phone at: 888-655-4339; by Web at http://www.handyswitchrecall.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

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